Coffee Break Boredom

Coffee Break Boredom

I could not figure out what he was looking at. He walked out of his work and then stopped to investigate. He would stand and take a sip of his coffee and then go back to this spot at the window. It was a chilly fall day but nice and warm basking in the sunshine. It is sad to see a closed small business. The government needs to lower taxes on small business as they are the lifeblood of the...

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Urban coffee break

Urban coffee break

I love the contrast of the human element and the stark industrial environment in this image. This is the frame that captured the gesture moment – the cup in the hand. I had to wait for about 5 minutes for the gesture moment to happen. People often think that a photo is just captured but sometimes you have to wait a half hour for something to happen or move on. And this photo certainly was not taken on Vancouver Island – it is a...

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On your tippy toes

On your tippy toes

My initial interest that got me into photography was black and white images back in the good old film days. I used to process the film and spend hours in the darkroom and never lost the joy of seeing an image emerge in the tray of developer. Then I got attracted to the amazing colours of Kodachrome and projecting the image but I should have also continued B&W as it is magical with the right image. This image is so much better in B&W...

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Christmas 2017

Christmas 2017

I did not get out in 2016 for Christmas images so was determined to get out for this past Christmas. It was the first time I had used a tripod for a long time but like riding a bicycle it got easy to use quickly so that I could take pictures slowly. It was amazing to hear all the foreign languages being spoken around me as I was setting up. There were a lot of cell phones being used for pictures which can take great pictures in sunshine but are...

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A day in the park

A day in the park

I have not done any child photography since my favorite daughter was a kid. It is challenging to do as kids are the extreme opposite of stationary – especially in a playground! Eddie is 4 years old and clearly enjoys exploring the world and the simple pleasures of life. He could have stayed there all day even though it was rather damp and chilly. I followed him around until I thought I might lose too much weight…I am trying to do...

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It’s Magic!

It’s Magic!

This photo was taken of my newly married daughter and her husband a couple of years ago. You can tell it was taken with a Leica rangefinder by its unique glow and the capture of the electricity of young love. I think soul mates call it magic – at least in the women’s movies I watch with my favourite and only wife. I finally got around to processing the image and I am delighted with the emotion captured. Ashley and Tony – I...

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